I'm sending encrypted HDL to a customer who will use Cadence IES for simulation and was wondering how I should go about the encryption.
Does IES support the IEEE's P1735 and if so, where can I find Cadence's public key for performing the encryption?
Or is there an alternative solution that I can use for encryption?
Incisive and Xcelium do support the IEEE1753 standard, you just need to encrypt your code using Cadence's public key, as documented here: Using the IEEE 1735 protection mechanism with a Public key to protect Verilog code or VHDL code, and how models can share between vendor tool sets, DECERR or CORRPD error
Note this is a trouble-shooting article but it has all the relevant encryption steps for Mentor and Synopsys tools to generate Cadence-friendly encrypted files, so it's a useful one-stop reference.